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In a Fertile Desert: Modern Writing from the United Arab Emirates

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Here, for the first time, is a volume of short stories from this commercially and culturally vital and vibrant center of the Arab world. Life before oil in this region was harsh, and many of the stories in this collection by both men and women from all corners of the country tell of those times and the almost unbelievable changes that have come about in the space of two generations. Some tell of the struggles faced in the early days, while others bring the immediate past and the present together, revealing that the past, with all its difficulties and dangers, nonetheless possesses a certain nostalgia.

Contributors: Abdul Hamid Ahmed, Roda al-Baluchi, Hareb al-Dhaheri, Nasser Al-Dhaheri, Maryam Jumaa Faraj, Jumaa al-Fairuz, Nasser Jubran, Saleh Karama, Lamees Faris al-Marzuqi, Mohamed al-Mazroui, Ebtisam Abdullah Al-Mu'alla, Ibrahim Mubarak, Mohamed al-Murr, Sheikha al-Nakhy, Mariam Al Saedi, Omniyat Salem, Salma Matar Seif, Ali Abdul Aziz al-Sharhan, Muhsin Soleiman, 'A'ishaa al-Za'aby.

About the Author

Denys Johnson-Davies was born in Canada and grew up in Sudan and East Africa. He now divides his time between Marrakesh and Cairo.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789774162183
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
Subject:
Literary
Translator:
Johnson-Davies, Denys
Selected by:
Johnson-Davies, Denys
Selected:
Johnson-Davies, Denys
Editor:
Johnson-Davies, Denys
Author:
Johnson-Davies, Denys
Author:
null, Denys
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
5.2 x 8.2 x 0.6 in 0.6 lb

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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